It has been our dream and vision for some time now to open a musical theatre and dance school for kids and now that we are parents ourselves, we figured it was the perfect time! Therefore, welcome to NV KIDS!
For both of us, being on the stage & performing as children were our hobbies and passion (Niko acting & Marisa dancing!), which fortunately for us turned into our profession! We feel that learning, whilst enjoying what you are doing is the best way for children to meet their goals and dreams. What better way for your child to spend their afternoons and Saturday mornings but to join the NV Kids musical theatre and dance school?!
All areas of NV Kids; dance, zumba kids and musical theatre which incorporates acting, singing and dancing, will be taught by a group of young professional teachers.
Niko studied dramatic arts in the ESAD MALAGA and in the UK for a period of 4 years. He has performed in short movies and advertisements and applies his acting skills and experience to his dance performances and classes. Due to this, students enjoy and have fun in his classes (whatever the age) and spectators of shows enjoy his performances and feel engaged.
Marisa starting dancing at the age of 3 and without even realizing she qualified as a Ballet, Modern and Tap teacher. After meeting Niko 8 years ago, she then started learning Latin dances and together they are UK Salsa Champions 2011 and European Runners up in Salsa & Bachata 2013. They have been running the Nicolas Valiente Dance Academy now together for 7 years.
Marisa has a gentle, fun and encouraging way of teaching children to dance, bringing out the best in each of them and helping all to believe they can.
Francine has a wealth of experience in theatre and TV. She has a BA Honours in Film Studios and writing / publishing studies and a national diploma in theatre and performing arts.
She is fantastic with children and has worked with children now for many years. Francine has performed in numerous Theatre productions in England & Spain and written, produced and directed shows.
Her love for her job and working with children, along with her enthusiasm is the perfect combination for teaching at NV Kids.
Petra has over 16 years of experience in teaching dance and is the founder and creative director of the successful and prestigious European art dance school Volcano in Slovakia.
Petra is the author of winning choreographies presented at European championships and Dance World cup. Thanks to her leadership and guidance, more than 50 awards have been won thus for by the children and youths. Petra holds a diploma from Level I. and II. of Modern Arts School, as the diploma of "Qualified dance teacher". She is also certified in gymnastics and trampoline (II. and III. class). She specializes in ballet, jazz, modern dance, lyrical, disco, show, MTV style, Hip hop basic. Motto “It’s not work, it is love for the whole life.”
Silvana is Italian and has spent 20 years in theatre, mime theatre, starting in Venice and continuing in Paris, where she was Director of her own theatre for 10 years. She has travelled over the world with her shows participating in festivals and international events. She has been a Zumba instructor and Zumba Kids instructor for 7 years. She is energetic and full of life and everyone leaves her classes on a high!
In these classes kids will learn between 30 mins and an hour (depending on their age) of each element forming musical theatre; dancing, acting and singing. All teachers are professionals in their chosen field of entertainment and each bringing their unique way to the classes.
These classes nurture essential life skills, building confidence, public speaking, clear communication and teamwork.
Teachers work together on different projects in order that the kids put together a musical theatre performance with opportunities to perform on stage at charitable events, theatre, festivals, etc.
Every child is a star!
Does your toddler bop along when he/she hears music and have lots of energy?! In this class your chid will learn coordination skills, and basic dance moves with fun and simple songs. They will also get the opportunity to perform on stage!
This class transports tots on an exciting adventure into the wonderful world of their imaginations. Through roleplay, music and movement toddlers learn through creative, engaging, educational and fun classes.
A childs imagination is a wonderful thing and through props, puppets, etc. they learn to explore each adventure, grow in confidence, creativity and self esteem.
This class is great for your child to learn the basic latin steps (salsa, bachata, merengue) through fun animations and lively latin songs. They will learn to distinguish the different latin types of dance / music. They will also get an introduction to dancing in couple.
At this age, we focus more on technique, partner work and styling. Salsa, bachata and merengue are very social dances, which is great for boys to learn to lead their partners and for girls to learn to trust and follow their partners.
Children learning Latin Dance will also be able to have the opportunity to compete.
Your child will learn basis ballet skills, terminology, rhythm and coordination in this class. Ballet is a very disciplined dance and is great for childrens concentration, learning and discipline skills.
At this age your child is ready to learn the steps, technique and grace of classical ballet in a slightly more formal setting. tudents taking ballet classes tend to be more technically prepared and excel more quickly in other types of dance. Ballet is the base of every dance genre.
Modern Jazz dance is a fun and energetic style. This class starts with a warm-up including stretching, isolations and strengthening exercises. It then goes into moves across the floor to work on turns, leaps, jumps and runs and each class ends with dance combinations/show work.
The motto for Zumba kids is "feeling fearless on the dance floor"!
This class features music, rhythms and beats along with zumba choreography broken into kid-friendly routines. It gives children an outlet to jump, dance, shake and swing their hips which makes for a great and fun fitness class. Zumba kids also incorporates games and activities helping children to gain coordination, self-confidence, overcome fears, learn about teamwork and much more.
Contact us for prices and enrollment.
Sign up fee: 20€/year (inc. NV Kids T-Shirt)